The new ISO18404 standard defines Lean Experts as the pinnacle of Lean enterprise personnel, above Lean Practitioners and Lean Leaders, and broadly equivalent to Six Sigma Master Black Belts. This Lean Expert Development Programme has been designed to enable delegates to meet the certification requirements as Lean Experts under ISO18404.

Course Fees

One delegate: £1,950 + VAT
Two delegates: £1,800 + VAT
Three or more delegates: £1,650 + VAT

Venue Details

Public courses are held at Sherwood House, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0JH All courses are available in-house by arrangement

What's included?

This Lean Expert Development Programme has been designed to enable delegates to meet the certification requirements as Lean Experts under ISO18404, and consists of an initial workshop and assessment centre; candidate’s application, skill and portfolio development within their own organisation; tutor assessment and coaching visits and observation; and an end of programme workshop, assessment and development seminar Delegates are assessed throughout the programme and candidates who complete satisfactory portfolios and pass the in-programme assessments will be certificated as Lean Experts by Professor Bendell and be prepared for independent assessment by the Royal Statistical Society, and if successful certification, as Lean Experts under ISO18404:2015.

Is it right for me?

To be eligible to join this programme, you must already be highly competent and experienced in Lean, with a recognised qualification and successful Lean implementation experience. Normally, we expect Lean Leader level qualification for entry, but candidates who do not meet this qualification requirement but who have a sufficient depth of technical knowledge and experience may be exceptionally admitted onto this programme at the discretion of Professor Tony Bendell and his colleagues.

Course Details

The Lean Expert Development Programme consists of three stages. The Initial Seminar/Workshop and Assessment Centre lasting three days, introduces the programme, methods of learning and assessment, as well as defining the knowledge base and competency requirements for Lean Experts in ISO18404, and introducing some of the more advanced technical content, software use and role requirements. During this, the candidate’s precise current knowledge and competencies are assessed and a personal development plan is constructed and agreed. The second stage involves the Lean Expert candidate working through the development plan and constructing a portfolio of evidence to support the agreed knowledge, skill and competence development requirements. During this stage, a Services Ltd. tutor normally will make two assessment and coaching visits to the delegate at his or her place of work to observe, assess and coach the Lean Expert candidate and, if necessary, to provide advice to local management.Typically, this stage lasts two months, but exceptionally can be extended for up to a year. The final stage of the programme consists of a four-day End of Programme Workshop, Assessment and Development Seminar. This includes delegate presentations, an evaluation and sharing of delegate’s individual and collective learning, the final assessment to verify candidate’s knowledge and competence, and an additional input on practice, role and further learning.

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